Waterfalls are one of the many forms that nature displays its beauty. The awesome beauty of seeing a waterfall cascading down from great height tales your breath away. Swift and sometimes torrential, waterfalls are dramatic, inspiring poets, painters and writers and their breath taking beauty evokes many feelings. They are motivating and addictive. Their cool, misty waters cascading down in the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain, are a scintillating experience to visitors.
Whatever it is about waterfalls, thousands of people come to see these nature's finest miracles. You will find these amazing waterfalls all over the world and some of them are spectacular. The waterfalls in India are as spectacular and can be seen all over the country at all times of the year. The best time to see them, is during the abundant monsoon season in the Southern Western Ghats of India. Some of them majestically imposing and some of them most scenic and beautiful. Given below are some of waterfalls in India, that we recommend to visit.
Abbey Falls are in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. It is located 8 km from the town of Madikeri and 268 km from Bangalore. In the mountains of the Western Ghats, several streams combine, swelling with the monsoon rains and plunging down the mountain slope at enormous speed, hitting the huge boulders hard and forcing through the crevices and ravines.The gushing waters of the Abbey falls, tumbling down a rocky ravine, results in a deafening sound that can be heard from a distance. The Abbey Falls provide a striking contrast to the wooded surroundings of Coorg. The scenic locales around the Abbe falls make for an ideal picnic destination. .
Irupu Falls are located beside the Nagarhole National Park, in the Brahmagiri Range, is also in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls.
Irupu falls is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot. A famous Siva temple, the Rameshwara Temple is situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River. This temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri. The best time to visit the Falls is during the monsoons, when the Falls is at full capacity and is a breathtaking sight.
Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. Located near Sagara, Karnataka Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. The grandest among Karnataka waterfalls, Jog falls is created by the Sharavati River tumbling down from a height of 829ft. (253m) in four distinct cascades - known locally as Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket. The four different tracks of river Sharavati have been named in accordance with their trajectories. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft (250 m). Half-way down it is encountered by the Roarer, another fall, which precipitates itself into a vast cup and then rushes violently downwards at an angle of forty-five degrees to meet the Raja. A third fall, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, moves quietly over the mountain side in a sheet of foam.
These majestic waterfalls tucked inside the lush green forests of Sholayar are sure to hold you captivated with its astounding beauty. Athirapally & Vazhachal Waterfalls is located at a distance of 65 km from Thrissur inside the dense ever green forest ranges of Sholayar. Athirapally, the tallest amongst the two, cascades down from a height of 80 feet.The cool spray that covers a large area near the falls makes Athirapally a scenic location. Near the Falls there is a small Garden with thousands of flowers adding to the beauty of the falls. Its also a place for various film shootings which keep on going here, especially in the rainy season. The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque'- not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural.
The Chitrakoot Falls is a waterfall located near Jagdalpur, in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on the Indravati River. The height of the falls is about 29 metres (95 ft). The breadth of the waterfall varies, as the water level in the river goes down drastically during summer. However during a monsoon the river touches both the banks and is filled with silt. In contrast, during summer the water carries no silt and looks different. This is a contrast to Jog falls which has water that looks white even during monsoon. Chitrakote Falls is listed amongst the most popular waterfalls in Chhattisgarh. The strikingly beautiful falls showcases immense natural beauty amidst the densely forested surroundings. Chitrakoot Waterfalls is also called The Niagara Falls of India..
Dudhsagar Falls is a tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, India, on Goa's border with the state of Karnataka. It is 60 km from Panaji. Dudhsagar is one of the world's most exquisite falls that lies in India. The falls lie high up in the Mandovi River's watershed and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's 5th tallest waterfall, and is 227th in the world at 310 m. The water plummets hundreds of feet in large volumes during the monsoon season, forming one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Goa.
Nohkalikai Fallsis the tallest waterfall in India.. Its height is 1100 feet (335 metres). The waterfall is located in the India state of Meghalaya, one of the wettest places on Earth. The Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December - February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water.
Hogenakal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the river Kaveri. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km (110 mi) from Bangalore and 46 km (29 mi) from Dharmapuri town. It is sometimes referred to as the "Niagara of India". With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major site of tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest in the world. Hogenakkal waterfalls is a beautiful picnic spot with its waters supposed to be having curative powers. Hogenakkal is set in thick, green woods and is considered both a sacred bathing place and a spa-like health resort. The area is surrounded by hills and offers lovely panoramic view. People can take bath in the Kaveri river, before and beyond the falls. Before reaching Hogenakkal, the river flows through a forest which contains herbs that are traditionally believed to enhance health. Hence bathing in these waters is believed to be curative.